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Jay M
05-25-2002, 05:45 AM
There is a game that I play online. In the discussion forums someone posted a thread asking what was the phrase(s) or saying that gave you the most inspiration. I thought it would be interesting to see what people here responded to the same question.

Here are mine:

"Who Dares, Wins"
-SAS motto

Fall down 7 times, get up 8 - Zen Saying

"I believe it is possible for one man to love one woman for all his life and be the better for it." - D'Artagnan (Gabriel Byrne), Man in the Iron Mask

"Losers always whine about (doing) their best, Winners go home and **** the prom queen"- John Mason (Sean Connery), The Rock

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do" - Isaac Asimov

So what are yours?

Jay M

05-25-2002, 06:10 AM
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't


05-25-2002, 06:22 AM
There are two ways to reach the top of an oak tree.
climb it,
or sit on an acorn and wait.

05-25-2002, 06:34 AM
Good morning:

If you "chop" it down, the Oak tree that is, you will also be able to reach the branches at the top!


Dr. D.

05-25-2002, 06:41 AM
Work like you don't need the money
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobodys watching.
--S Page

In regards to this pool game......never say die

05-25-2002, 07:03 AM
To Qoute Henry Ford-
"think that you can, or think that you can't- either way you will be right!"
and my favorite-
Enjoy Life- this is NOT a Dress Rehearsal! Patti

05-25-2002, 07:05 AM
Oophs, there goes another rubber tree plant.

05-25-2002, 07:42 AM
"If you don't enjoy the climb, getting to the top isn't worth it"

"If you are not practicing, someone, somewhere is, and when the two of you meet, they will win"

"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"

" Winners make goals, losers make excuses. "

" Why strive for mediocrity? "

"Don't piss down my back and tell me its raining"

"Worms got to eat, same a buzzards"

05-25-2002, 05:20 PM
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
"A goal is a dream with a time limit."
"Love, honor, and negotiate."
"Excuses are a loser's best friend."
"Fortune favors the brave."

05-25-2002, 06:59 PM
I carry this one in my wallet to remind me sometimes...

"Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs
even though checkered by failure, than
to take rank with those poor souls
who neither enjoy much
or suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat."

~Theodore Roosevelt~ 1858 - 1919

(I think this a favorite of Barbara's as well)

RG Chapiesky in SC

05-25-2002, 09:55 PM
"Worry about the things you can change, not the things you can't."

05-26-2002, 12:45 AM
"Who's your Daddy?" ---Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker

05-26-2002, 05:43 AM
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,there is only one set of footprints.I dont understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."
The Lord replied,"My child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you!"

"Stick to the fight,when your hardest hit,
Its when things seem worse, that you must NOT QUIT!"

Happy Memorial Day All!

05-26-2002, 05:45 AM
Being a father is easy-it takes a "MAN" to be a "DAD!"

05-26-2002, 10:06 PM
It ain't the size of the dawg in the fight... it's the size of the fight in the dawg!

05-26-2002, 11:14 PM
"I watch him for an hour, if he misses more than one shot, I know I can beat him..." (Luther Lasstier)

I hope i can be good enough to say that one day!

Rich R.
05-27-2002, 06:36 AM
I have two phrases that I like. Unfortunately, I do not know the authors.

"Without dreams, there are no goals.
Without goals, there is no success."

"Life is a Banquet and most poor ba$tards are starving to death."

Rich R.

05-27-2002, 07:42 AM
Good morning:

Perfect Practice makes for Perfect Results...

Dr. D.

05-27-2002, 08:16 AM
"The most overrated quality in sports is 'The will to win'.
The most underrated quality in sports is 'The will to prepare to win' " - Bobby Knight
You can have all the desire in the world but if you don't practice you're setting yourself up for a loss.

05-27-2002, 08:55 AM
Life is like an ice cream cone.... as soon as you think you've got it licked, it drips on your shirt.

05-27-2002, 10:00 AM
"Just a little more." - John D. Rockefeller, when asked how much money was enough.

A great sites for quotes - http://www.cyber-nation.com/victory/quotations/quotes_menu.html


05-27-2002, 02:34 PM
Hey Rich,
I don't know about your first quote, but the second is from the book/play/movie "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis. I have heard, though I don't know the truth of it, that the supposed biography was in fact a work of fiction.

05-27-2002, 02:37 PM
The more mischief, the better the sport.
Quote from the last nobleman to be executed at the Tower of London. Sorry, I don't remember his name. Anyone?

Rich R.
05-27-2002, 03:45 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Lorri:</font><hr> Hey Rich,
I don't know about your first quote, but the second is from the book/play/movie "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis. I have heard, though I don't know the truth of it, that the supposed biography was in fact a work of fiction. <hr></blockquote>
Thanks for the help Lorri. I had a vague memory of it being from "Auntie Mame", but I was not sure enough to commit.
Rich R.~~~doesn't have a clue where the other one is from.

05-27-2002, 05:44 PM
A goal is a dream with a deadline. Proceed with active faith and confidence.

"If you see a good fight; Get in it."

"Hey. I'm Back."
-Fast Eddy

and my personal favorite:
"We Few. We proud. We marry band of brothers."

Fred Agnir
05-28-2002, 08:42 AM
There are those in life that make things happen.
There are those in life that watch things happen.
And there are those in life who always wonder "wha' happened?"

Make things happen.

Fred &lt;~~~ wondering what the f*ck happened

Fred Agnir
05-28-2002, 09:15 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Jay M:</font><hr> In the discussion forums someone posted a thread asking what was the phrase(s) or saying that gave you the most inspiration<hr></blockquote>
Maybe not the most, and maybe not pool related, but yesterday was Memorial Day and I am inspired or at least moved. My younger daughter had her annual Memorial Day presentation on Friday. Every year, it's the same thing. Each class sings 3 or 4 songs, and they're the same songs every year. I thought I was prepared this year, but prepared had nothing to do with it. The 4th grade again included "God Bless the USA." Even as I type, emotions are building.

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again
with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars
to be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
and they can't take that away...

As I fought to hold back the tears, I turned to my wife who had already let them flow.

Fred &lt;~~~ proud to be an American

05-28-2002, 09:27 AM

My son's Kindergarden class had their Memorial day concert Thursday and they also sang "God Bless the USA" and many other patriotic songs. Seeing all those five and six-year old kids up there, and the amazing diversity of the class, really reminded me of what a great country we live in. Isn't it amazing the emotions the kids can stir in us? My lip is still sore from biting it to hold back the tears.


PS - It didn't make me shoot any better in my lunchtime game.

05-28-2002, 09:07 PM
You're welcome. That is one of my favorite movies of all time, right up there with "My Fair Lady", "Happy Gilmore", and "Caddyshack" !